Casa Gogol Tour

Gogol Bordello has rounded up bands and DJs that are “in simpatico with the GB mission” for an international mini-festival, the Casa Gogol Tour. The trek takes place April through June with gigs in both North America and Europe.

Before Casa Gogol Tour departs, the 9-piece gypsy punk band plays a number of Australian dates in addition to a Feb. 26 performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall as part of the 2010 Tibet House Benefit Concert. The event is set to also feature Iggy Pop, Regina Spektor, Patti Smith & Pierce Turner. The Australian dates take place March 28- April 5 with stops in Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Tyagarah.

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Voodoo Experience, New Orleans, La.

The North American leg of Casa Gogol begins April 18 at Metropolis in Montreal with dates through a May 1 gig at Electric Factory in Philadelphia.

Additional shows include Royal Oak Music Theatre in Michigan (April 21), two nights at First Avenue in Minneapolis (April 24-25) and Rams Head Live! in Baltimore (April 29).

The North American shows include sets by DeVotchKa, Jesse Malin and St. Mark’s Social, Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew and special surprise guest apperanaces.

The European leg of the tour kicks off May 7 at HMB Hammersmith Apollo in London with dates booked through a June 6 set at Rock am Ring in Nurburg, Germany. Gogol Bordello will also make stops in France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Austria and Netherlands.

Select European dates – excluding festival appearances – include sets by Matt and Kim, Mariachi El Bronx (the musical alter-ego of hardcore punk band The Bronx) and Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew.

Gogol Bordello is set to release its fifth studio album, Transcontinental Hustle, this spring. The album, the follow-up to 2007’s Super Taranta!, was produced by Rick Rubin. A firm release has not been released yet.

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